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Monthly Archive: April 2014

Apr 28 2014

The Sterling Shuffle: Unpacking White Jewish Racism

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By Sikivu Hutchinson Every Sunday for the past several years the mug of real estate mogul and L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling has commanded prime ad space in the Los Angeles Times. Touting Sterling’s philanthropy, these ads often feature grinning photos of prominent African American politicians, religious leaders and other glad-handing public figures who’ve received …

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Apr 19 2014

Call to Action: Greta Christina discusses “Coming Out Atheist”!

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Greta Christina’s timely, insightful new book Coming Out Atheist: How to Do It, How to Help Each Other, and Why? dropped a few days ago! Black Skeptics interviewed her on the intersectional issues she addresses in the book, including the Atheism Plus phenomenon, feminism and social justice: BS: In the book you stress the value …

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Apr 15 2014

Support the 2014 First in the Family Humanist Scholarship Fund

Last year, Black Skeptics Los Angeles (BSLA) spearheaded its First in the Family Humanist Scholarship initiative, which focuses on providing resources to undocumented, foster care, homeless and LGBTQ youth who will be the first in their families to go to college. Responding directly to the school-to-prison pipeline crisis in communities of color, BSLA is the …

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Apr 08 2014

Abortion Rights Emergency! Nat’l Speak-outs/Webcast & Protests

April 11 & 12th: Abortion on Demand & Without Apology From Stop Patriarchy: Abortion rights are in a state of emergency, and headed for disaster. Already, women in this country who cannot access safe abortions are attempting to self-abort by inserting sharp objects in their vaginas, taking pills, asking their boyfriends to beat them up, and …

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Apr 08 2014

Black Feminism & Atheism: A Talk at Pitzer College

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Black women who refuse to remain silent about sexism, misogyny, patriarchy and religious control are deemed to be race traitors.  Girls of color learn very early on from the Black Church that allegiance to boys and men of color supersedes their allegiance to themselves.  They learn that there will be no “My Sister’s Keeper” initiatives …

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Apr 01 2014

Thank God for Abortion: What’s At Stake for Black Women

By Favianna Rodriguez

By Sikivu Hutchinson Thank “God” for abortion.  More specifically, thank the Christian god, the vengeful omniscient one that white anti-abortion terrorists ritually invoke to justify the murder, mayhem and fear they inflict on thousands of American women in the name of Jesus. At each of the two clinics where I gratefully got abortions in the …

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